Mark Barron arrested on misdemeanor charge

Jason Galloway

Alabama safety Mark Barron was arrested in Mobile early Sunday morning on the second-degree misdemeanor charge of hindering prosecution.

Barron’s bond was listed at $500 and was released within an hour of the arrest.

According to MPD spokesperson Christopher Levy, police were called to a scene of a one-car accident at the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Interstate-10 in Mobile. Barron was not the driver and was not hurt. According to Levy, Barron told the officer his car had been taken from a nightclub without permission by a man he knew as “Bull.”

Barron said he was at Shotgun Willie’s, a nightclub, and would not tell the officer how he arrived at the scene. The officer then determined through questioning that the driver was actually Barron’s cousin, Jeremy Lang, who fled the scene. Levy said the officer warned Barron several times not to mislead the investigation, but Barron stuck to his original story, which lead to his arrest.

In January, Barron decided to come back for his senior season instead of going to the NFL. The football team’s Spring practice begins Monday.